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Advocates File Complaint with FTC; Urge Enforcement Action Against Vemo Education for Its Deceptive Marketing of Income-Share Agreements to Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Contacts:  National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Student Borrower Protection Center: Moira Vahey (moira@protectborrowers.org) Advocates File Complaint with Federal Trade Commission; Urge Enforcement Action Against Vemo Education for Its Deceptive Marketing of Income-Share Agreements to Students Vemo-Built Comparison Shopping Tools for University of Utah and Purdue University Falsely [...]

Advocates File Complaint with FTC; Urge Enforcement Action Against Vemo Education for Its Deceptive Marketing of Income-Share Agreements to Students2020-06-01T08:52:37-05:00

Advocates Condemn Rent-a-Bank Rule that Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans; Call on Congress to Pass Federal 36% Interest Rate Cap Limit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 29, 2020 Media Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund: Carter Dougherty (carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org) Washington, D.C. – Consumer advocates slammed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its final rule issued today that encourages online [...]

Advocates Condemn Rent-a-Bank Rule that Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans; Call on Congress to Pass Federal 36% Interest Rate Cap Limit2020-05-29T14:52:24-05:00

Advocates Praise FTC Action on Discrimination and Abuse at Car Dealer and Urge Further Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2020 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse at jkruse@nclc.org Boston – Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint and stipulated order against a New York car dealer, Bronx Honda, for discriminating against African Americans and Hispanic car buyers and employing a range of abusive tactics in the sales and financing [...]

Advocates Praise FTC Action on Discrimination and Abuse at Car Dealer and Urge Further Efforts2020-05-28T16:26:07-05:00

Consumer, Banking Groups Applaud Bill to Exempt Economic Impact Payments from Garnishment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer groups and banking industry organizations joined together today to support bipartisan legislation that would prevent Economic Impact Payments from being subject to garnishment. The following statement was issued today by the American Bankers Association, Bank [...]

Consumer, Banking Groups Applaud Bill to Exempt Economic Impact Payments from Garnishment2020-05-26T13:24:00-05:00

Los Angeles County Ends PACE Program Marred by Fraud, Abuse, and Unaffordable Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: John Rao (jrao@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) Los Angeles County Ends PACE Program Marred by Fraud, Abuse, and Unaffordable Loans Thousands of LA County homeowners have been trapped in unaffordable loans through the Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program WASHINGTON, D.C – Effective May [...]

Los Angeles County Ends PACE Program Marred by Fraud, Abuse, and Unaffordable Loans2020-05-20T16:01:26-05:00

FDIC to Repeal 36% Rate Cap and Bank Payday Loan Guidance, but Banks Should Not Take the Bait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) New bank regulator guidance could permit balloon-payment loans but emphasizes responsible lending WASHINGTON, D.C. - As our nation grapples with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) announced plans today to [...]

FDIC to Repeal 36% Rate Cap and Bank Payday Loan Guidance, but Banks Should Not Take the Bait2020-05-20T15:51:03-05:00

Advocates Urge President Trump to Join Congress in Restoring Rule to Protect Student Loan Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Abby Shafroth (ashafroth@nclc.org) Boston – National Consumer Law Center advocates urge President Trump to join with Congress in protecting student loan borrowers hurt by school fraud and closures by signing into law the bipartisan joint resolution preserving existing borrower defense [...]

Advocates Urge President Trump to Join Congress in Restoring Rule to Protect Student Loan Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures2020-05-20T10:19:13-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Advocates’ Statement Regarding U.S. House Passage of HEROES Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org  Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House passed a $3 trillion dollar package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In the consumer area, the bill provides desperately needed help for families dealing with the economic crisis, beyond the modest start in [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates’ Statement Regarding U.S. House Passage of HEROES Act2020-05-15T17:13:21-05:00

NCLC Advocates Praise U.S. House HEROES Act for Giving a Lifeline for Student Loan Borrowers Drowning in Debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) The U.S. House has proposed a $3 trillion bill in response to the COVID-19 crisis that will  include debt relief for student loan borrowers. The following is a statement by Persis Yu, National Consumer Law Center staff [...]

NCLC Advocates Praise U.S. House HEROES Act for Giving a Lifeline for Student Loan Borrowers Drowning in Debt2020-05-14T09:03:07-05:00

U.S. Dept. of Education and Secretary DeVos Sued for Illegally Seizing Student Borrowers’ Paychecks During Coronavirus Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Student Defense: Sam Gilford (sam@defendstudents.org) Student Borrower Protection Center: Moira Vahey (moira@protectborrowers.org) Share your story if you have had wages garnished in 2020 for a student loan.  WASHINGTON – Student Defense and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), with the support of [...]

U.S. Dept. of Education and Secretary DeVos Sued for Illegally Seizing Student Borrowers’ Paychecks During Coronavirus Emergency2020-05-06T15:18:06-05:00